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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

City Hall Hanukkah Menorah lighting set for today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles’ first elected Jewish mayor, will participate in today’s 28th annual City Hall menorah lighting ceremony, celebrating the Jewish Festival of Hanukkah’s message of freedom, hope and […]

11/26/2013

In this photo taken Oct. 22, 2013, Ultra-Orthodox Jewish singers Arie Gat, right, and his brother Gil, perform as they participate in an Israeli tv show in Neve Ilan, Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Ultra-Orthodox singers defy stereotypes in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — For most Israelis, the common perception of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish minority is that of an insulated, segregated society devoted to studying ancient biblical texts and rejecting the ills of secular life. But […]

10/23/2013

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Mayor says Jerusalem can’t be split

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem’s mayor presides over perhaps the most complicated city in the world: deeply divided between Arab and Jew, religious and secular, rich and poor, and claimed as a capital by both Israelis […]

09/03/2013

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